Hello my favorite people and happy Monday!
So here’s the deal, if I could sum up my weekend in 4 words it’d be A. LOT. OF. FOOD. I also think Andrew and I may have broke the record for most grocery store trips in one weekend… I think our total was 4 trips. Okay, it’s not that many but definitely more excessive than normal. Oh and, if you thought this post was going to be about that cute little pup in my header picture, you’re also right because there’s a huge chunk of that face in this post too.
So lets see,
After work I was so excited because Renee and I had planned to meet up for dinner. Her and I are not fastidious and quickly agreed that The Cheesecake Factory would be more than satisfying. It depresses me how rarely I see her these days (since I’ve moved). I remember back in the day her and I were together almost every day going on night time cruises around the town, we’d shop like it was our job, and wander aimlessly through the aisles at Target. #theglorydays
And here she is!
One of my favorite
meals appetizers from TCF are those darn Buffalo Blasts. It’s a pretty big portion so I order it as my meal every now and then, and it never ever disappoints.
If you like anything ‘buffalo chicken’ then this is a great go-to!
After dinner Andrew and I headed to Grocery store trip #1.
I was totally inspired by Mack Marie’s Friday Favorites post when she mentioned banana pancakes. I instantly had it in my head that I wanted to make some. Also Mack, look what I found while there:
So tempted to try one but we have so much cereal at home as is….one day though!
Immediately upon getting home I got to work on the banana pancakes. Andrew’s mom got us this little mini Ninja blender/bullet thing for xmas and I swear it’s the best thing ever. We use it all the time and if you’re an avid cooker, you totally need one! It’s something like this but ours is a much smaller version
And no pictures of the pancakes sadly- too busy experimenting and eating. But overall consensus: they were delicious
Andrew and I woke up early, we had left over banana pancake batter so we made more for breakfast. And then we fell back asleep LOL…till about 1PM.
This was me the rest of the day. Didn’t brush my hair all day (which is actually pretty normal for me). Sweatshirt, yogas, and Nikes. Check, check, and check!
Also just know that even though I officially got out of bed at 1PM… I got my coffee, went to the grocery store #2, came back to the apartment and did a nice clean sweep of my place. #productive (after coffee)
Later that night Andrew’s mom invited us and the crew (brother, sister in law, and two nieces) over for some homemade Cuban Sandwiches.
Can’t forget the finger foods
They were probably the best Cuban sandwiches I’ve had. But Andrew and I were more psyched to see Brownie!!!
Can you tell how obsessed we are. Puppy love at its finest.
And of course, can’t go a night without some snapchat fun
And if all that food wasn’t enough, Andrew’s mom made us all Mango Smoothies
Oh man guys, if you know me, I don’t like mangos- never have ever….but this was the best smoothie I’ve had.
And some Star Wars for our entertainment. Notice the two littles who are a blur because they were throwing and shooting little foam balls at us all. They’re the cutest.
We wanted to make more pancakes (we get obsessed when we find a recipe we like) but had no more bananas so grocery store trip #3 happened. Sadly the bananas were no where near being ripe so instead we bought strawberries and this happened.
Okay, I know it looks like a piece of bologna on a frying pan but just know its strawberry pancake batter! YES ninja blender came in handy, again. Oh and if you want to know what the banana pancakes looked like, just like this but yellow 😉
Another success. I like them better than the banana ones, a little more potent in taste for me. I spread some nutella on mine, of course, so good!
We also bought stuff to make meatballs in the crock pot since we knew we’d be out and about running errands all day. And while we were out we ended up at grocery store trip #4 to get a small lunch before heading back home.
When we got back home, I had to go into the office for an hour but then came home to these beauties…
with some wheat pasta and spinach
And thennn, as if we couldn’t get enough of the ninja, we concocted one more thing…
A strawberry smoothie to end the night
I swear that’s the end of it!
With that said, I hope you guys are leaving my page nice and full 😉